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Terrorist in US – Salam al-Marayati

Salam al-Marayati

A founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director, Salam al-Marayati’s family moved to the United States from Iraq when he was a young boy.[1] He gained national attention in 1999, when then-House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt nominated him to serve on the National Commission on Terrorism. Gephardt later withdrew the nomination after a public backlash highlighted al-Marayati’s defense of terrorist acts and the groups who carry them out.[2]

Al-Marayati’s record on defending terrorist groups and extremists is substantial. During a 2002 speech at the State Department, Salam al-Marayati, said, “Rashid Ghannouchi is an example of those who promote this need for dialogue between civilizations, not confrontation.”[3] Ghannoushi was the head of Tunisia’s banned Muslim Brotherhood-aligned Al-Nahda Party and was convicted by a Tunisian court of responsibility for a bomb blast that blew the foot off a British tourist.[4]

In a 1999 PBS interview, he called Hizballah attacks “legitimate resistance,”[5] but later added “when a Muslim commits an act of terrorism, we stand very loudly and clearly against that Muslim that committed that act of violence.”[6]

Yet in 1996, he issued no condemnation for a man who crashed his car into a crowded Jerusalem bus stop, shouting Allahu Akbar. One person was killed and 23 others injured in the incident. The attacker was shot dead at the scene, something al-Marayati condemned as a “provocative act” and he called for the shooter’s extradition to the United States to stand trial.[7]

Al-Marayati has continued to attempt to minimize terrorist attacks by Muslims, decry U.S. government anti-terrorism measures, and blame anything he can on the state of Israel. For instance, on September 11, 2001, on a Los Angeles radio program al-Marayati said, “”If we’re going to look at suspects, we should look to the groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I think we should put the state of Israel on the suspect list because I think this diverts attention from what’s happening in the Palestinian territories so that they can go on with their aggression and occupation and apartheid policies.”[8]

Two years later, in a March 2003 Los Angeles Times article, Salam al-Marayati blasted the FBI, stating that they had been targeting people on the basis of race and religion.[9] Ignoring several prominent terrorism cases across the country, he added, “That’s what they’ve been doing since the attacks, and we don’t know of any case that has resulted in the arrest, indictment or prosecution of a terrorist.”[10]

Commenting on the government’s actions against alleged terrorist financiers, specifically of Rafil Dhafir of Help the Needy (indicted in February 2003, convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison in 2005) and his cohorts, in October 2004, Salam al-Marayati said, “It is a sham. You just hope at the end of a long battle these people can be vindicated because they did nothing wrong.”[11]

In response to the government’s recent refusal to grant MPAC’s request to release Holy Land Foundation, Benevolence International Foundation, and Global Relief Foundation funds to a third-party,[12] al-Marayati asserted, in 2004, that “the government…betrayed us.”[13]

At a fundraising dinner for Palestinian Islamic Jihad member Sami Al-Arian in Anaheim, California in 2006, al-Marayati said to the attendees, “So if we have this case where we are being dictated upon, not only on terminology, but dictated upon on who speaks for us, and our organizations, our charities, are shut down one by one. Therefore, brothers and sisters, there is a storm that is coming. That storm is going to be worse than Japanese internment.”[14]

Beyond the effect these words may have in causing hysteria, distrust, and fear in the Muslim-American community, al-Marayati has advised Muslims to shun FBI efforts to recruit informants. Speaking to an audience in Dallas in 2005, he stated, “We reject any efforts, notion, suggestion that Muslim should start spying on one another. In fact if you look at the Lodi case, the disaster of Lodi is that Muslims were reporting each other to the authorities saying, ‘Oh, this person is an extremist’ and the other camp saying the same things so both of them got in trouble. So, we are, this is the model not to follow.”[15]

MPAC, meanwhile, has issued policy papers which argue for the removal of Hizballah and Hamas from U.S. terrorist designations. The 1999 counterterrorism “policy paper” asks “…is Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which calls for the creation of an Islamic republic, a terrorist organization? Again, most of its members are not actively involved in terror.”

It then tries to minimize Hizballah’s brutal attack on the U.S. Marine barracks in Lebanon in 1983 — an attack which killed 241 U.S. military personnel:

“…this attack, for all the pain it caused, was not in a strict sense, a terrorist operation. It was a military operation, producing no civilian casualties — exactly the kind of attack that Americans might have lauded had it been directed against Washington’s enemies.” (emphasis added) [16]

The 2003 counterterrorism paper advocated removing Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hizballah from the federal government’s list of designated terrorist groups. It reads:

Meanwhile, Arab states question Washington’s list of designated pro-Palestinian groups and humanitarian organizations. It is clear that the current terrorist threat to the US emanates from Al-Qaeda and not Palestinian groups. There is no evidence that Palestinian groups designated as terrorist organizations have any connections to Al-Qaeda. Yet the preoccupation with these groups raises the question as to whether targeting Palestinian groups serves true national security interests or is based on political considerations. [17]

[1] “Salam al-Marayati,” Muslim WaveLength Website (in association with IslamiCity and MPAC), http://www.islamicity.com/mpac/salam_al-marayati.shtm (Accessed August 17, 2007).

[2] “U.S. Muslim leader denies he’s terrorist sympathizer,” CNN, July 29, 1999, http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/07/29/terrorism.commission/ (Accessed August 17, 2007).

[3] “MPAC’s Speech on Moderation at the State Department,” January 28, 2002, http://www.mpac.org/popa_article_display.aspx?ITEM=178 (accessed August 23, 2004).

[4] Michael Binyon, “Britain Shuts Door on Fundamentalists,” The Times, January 5, 1996. Note: According to The Sunday Telegraph, Ghannouchi was “rounded up with several thousand other opponents of the Tunisian government following an alleged plot to assassinate the country’s president, Ben Ali, in 1991.” See: Con Coughlin, “Senators fight to keep sheikh out of the US State Department told of Islamic fundamentalist’s alleged links with terrorism,” Sunday Telegraph, May 22, 1994

[5] Salam al-Marayati, “Muslims in America.” NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS, November 24, 1999

[6] Salam al-Marayati, “Muslims in America.” NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, PBS, November 24, 1999

[7] The Minaret, March 1996.

[8] Larry Stammer, “After the Attack: Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Newly Tested,” The Los Angeles Times, September 22, 2001.

[9] H.G. Reza ,”FBI Has a Pledge and a Request for Muslims,” The Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2003.

[10] H.G. Reza ,”FBI Has a Pledge and a Request for Muslims,” The Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2003.

[11] Renee Gadoua, “Muslim Vote’s Impact Weighed,” The Post-Standard, October 12, 2004.

[12] Gregory Vistica, “Frozen Assets Going to Legal Bills,” The Washington Post, November 1, 2003 and “Steve Emerson’s Self-Serving Distortions,” MPAC Press Release, January 28, 2004, http://www.mpac.org/news_article_display.aspx?ITEM=639 (accessed July 21, 2004).

[13] Audio recording, “The Shape of the American Muslim Community in the Next Decade,” MPAC, Houston, Texas, June 18, 2004.

[14] Salam al-Marayati, Audio Recording, Sami al-Arian Banquet Dinner, Anaheim, CA, March 12, 2006.

[15] ISNA Dallas Conference. July 1-3, 2005.

[16] “A Position Paper on U.S. Counterterrorism Policy,” Muslim Public Affairs Council, June 1999.

[17] “A Review of U.S. Counterterrorism Policy: American Muslim Critique & Recommendations,” Muslim Public Affairs Council, September 2003. http://www.mpac.org/publications/counterterrorism-policy-paper/counterterrorism-policy-paper.pdf

December 26, 2010 Posted by | Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

War on America

These terrorists aren’t trying to kill us because we offended them. They attack us because they want to impose their view of the world on as many people as they can, and America is standing in their way. – Marco Rubio US Senator, Florida

December 22, 2010 Posted by | Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Persecution of Christians

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sparked By Marriage of Christian Youth to A Muslim Girl, Christians In Karachi Comes Under Attack From Islamists

By Jawad Mazhar
Special Correspondent for ANS, reporting from Pakistan

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (ANS) — Local Pakistani Christians and the family of a Christian youth are facing potential death threats and the terrorization of “dire consequences” following the elopement and marriage of a Christian young man who has converted to Islam and his young Muslim bride.

This state of affairs was revealed to ANS by Elvis Steven, a Christian lawyer and minority rights advocate.

Steven revealed that recently in Baldia Town (located in the western part of Karachi) and Saeedabad (also in Karachi), the homes of local Christians were attacked, women were abused and household item vandalized by Muslim fanatics belonging to the Hazara Tribe, Sunni Ittehad Tehreek and Jamaat-e-Islami, under the garb of “searching for a Christian youth.”

The lawyer added that they attacked because a Christian youth, identified as Zohaib Rahi (20) had recanted his Christianity and converted to Islam to marry a Muslim girl identified as Anum (18) at Baldia on November 20, 2010.

This was confirmed by first-hand information obtained by ANS from Pervaiz Rahi, the father of the young man who said that the couple had eloped to get married.

ANS was apprised through reliable local sources that the Muslim girl came from the Hazara tribe, a Persian-speaking ethnic group who live mainly in central Afghanistan. They are overwhelmingly Shia Muslims and comprise the third largest ethnic group, with 22% of the total population of Afghanistan. Over half a million Hazaras live in neighboring Pakistan.

Elvis Steven said that, although the Christian youth had contracted a court marriage and had become a Muslim, the people of the Hazara tribe “harbored a grudge against the local Christian family in particular and against all Christians of Baldia town generally.”

The father of the converted Zohaib Rahi said that instead of protecting the Christians from Muslim fanatics, Saeedabad Police Officers had launched a case against Zohaib and his family for allegedly abducting Anum.

Steven also blamed the local police for favoring Muslim men who were backed by Muslim radical bodies and added that the police were “reluctant to provide security to Christians.”

He alleged that Saeedabad Police and Rangers Police came forward to take security measures against Muslim radical groups only after police informers told them that radical Islamist militants were planning a massive armed attack against local Christians.

ANS sources confirmed that many Christians have since fled from their homes to save their lives and their houses could be seen to be locked.

St. Luke’s Church and St. Luke’s School administration were also threatened by the above Islamic fundamentalists and therefore St Luke’s School administration decided to keep the school shut for two days and reopened only after Rangers Police and Sindh province’s Saeedabad Police guaranteed their security.

Steven said all the local Christians were still “traumatized” and “most of them have fled from their homes.”

Replying to a question by ANS, Steven said this could have been another large attack on any of the Christian residential areas in Pakistan after the Shanti Nagar and Gojra massacre by militants.

He went on to allege that “countless Christian girls and women have fled to safe places because they were vulnerable to be raped by Muslim men.” He added that this was because the Muslims have threatened that, in case the Christian failed to produce “their girl” they would “abduct and rape Christian girls”

He also asserted that on November 27, 2010, in search of Zohaib and Anum, the Saeedabad Police raided the house of the maternal uncle of Zohaib, arrested four family members, “barbarically thrashed them” and later released them after receiving bribes of Pakistani Rupees 15000/– each (USD $179 approximately).

Elvis Steven appealed to the worldwide Christian community to pray for the local Christians and also urged the government and particularly the Shahbaz Bhatti led Blasphemy Laws Reforms Committee to recommend to immediately nullify the blasphemy laws which he said “were the greatest obstacle to forge the interfaith peace and harmony in Pakistan.”

He went on to say, “Local Christians are still terribly harassed and fearful for their families and lives.”

When approached by ANS, Nasir Sammi, the Police Chief of Saeedabad Inspectorate asserted, “The police is doing all it could to control the law and order situation in the area.”

Inspector Sammi went on to say, “The boy has sent his free-will conversion and marriage certificate to Saeedabad police officials and therefore calm and peace is likely to return to the area.”

The St. Luke High School was threatened to close down but it will resume its activities as Sindh Police and Rangers Police’s heavy contingents have been deployed in the area.
Jawad Mazhar is a Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christian persecution. He was born on November 28, 1976 at Sargodha’s village Chak and raised in Sargodha, a city in Pakistan’s Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Allama Iqbal Open University majoring in computer sciences and has taught at various educational institutes in his country. He is also involved with “Rays of Development,” an organization working for minority rights in Pakistan. He says, “My aim is to help eradicate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world.”

December 20, 2010 Posted by | Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslim Brotherhood – stealth jihad

Below are the 25 strategic points, formulated by the Muslim Brotherhood decades ago, and which have served as the master architecture for stealth Jihad since that time.

1. Networking and coordinating actions between like-minded Islamists organizations.
2. Avoiding open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of “moderation”.
3. Infiltrating and taking over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s collective goals.
4. Using deception to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with shari’a law.
5. Avoiding social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers.
6. Conducting surveillance, obtaining data, and establishing collection and data storage capabilities.
7. Putting into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of “international plots fomented against them”.
8. Cultivating an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of Islamist movements.
9. Developing a comprehensive 100-year plan to advance Islamist ideology throughout the world.
10. Balancing international objectives with local flexibility.
11. Building extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant.
12. Involving ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West, including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions.
13. Instrumentally using existing Western institutions until they can be converted and put into service of Islam.
14. Drafting Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation.
15. Avoiding conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for conflict resolution.
16. Instituting alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals.
17. Creating autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West.
18. Inflaming violence and keeping Muslims living in the West “in a jihad frame of mind”.
19. Supporting jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching,propaganda, personnel, funding, and technical and operational support.
20. Making the Palestinian cause a global wedge issue for Muslims.
21. Adopting the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in the plan for global Islamic domination.
22. Instigating a constant campaign to incite hatred by Muslims against Jews and rejecting any discussions of conciliation or coexistence with them.
23. Actively creating jihad terror cells within Palestine.
24. Linking the terrorist activities in Palestine with the global terror movement.
25. Collecting sufficient funds to indefinitely perpetuate and support jihad around the world

The Muslim Brotherhood Project is a doctrine conceived and executed with the expressed intention of enslaving the entire Western world in Sharia Law.

December 15, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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